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Broman, Sarah E. – Educational Considerations, 2019
The effect poverty has on a child's education is tragic. Without the necessary life-sustaining resources, many of our nation's children struggle to concentrate on anything other than their immediate dire circumstances. This article tells the story of how one migrant farm worker overcame her struggles living in abject poverty to become a first…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Poverty, First Generation College Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Larson, Lotta; Goodson, Lori – Educational Considerations, 2019
This "Educational Considerations" issue, with its theme of "Teaching and Learning in a Global Community," highlights education in an ever increasingly connected world--and how we get our students prepared to not only survive, but thrive in such an expanding environment. As we considered this topic, one of the individuals who…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Change Agents, Global Approach, Elementary School Teachers
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Holen, Michael C.; Yunk, Dan C. – Educational Considerations, 2014
Generalizing about school district-teacher education program relationships across the long history and broad landscape of teacher preparation in America can prove challenging. However, if partnerships imply stable, long-term, mutually beneficial arrangements characterized by shared decision-making and resources, even a relatively cursory scan…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Improvement
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Wetig, Saundra – Educational Considerations, 2006
This author recognized that she needed to revisit her preservice teachers' practicum experience to reassess her goals, ideas, and priorities regarding how to provide a quality teaching and learning experience of her preservice teachers. As the author reflected on the practicum experience, she identified the missing link--reciprocity. The practicum…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning